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World’s Largest Skateboard Rolls South

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The exact location of an attraction on wheels is always problematic. Noble creations such as the world’s largest watermelon slice suffer for their mobility. They are often locked away in a barn or a municipal garage, hidden from the public eye. Thus it is with caution that we pass along news of the new home […]

Corpse Flower May Stink Up Museum For Halloween

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

super-rare corpse flower — one of only 140 in the world, according to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — is about to bloom at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Presidential Insights From Nick Pahys Jr.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Scant days before a historic national election, we chat with the still-alive Nick Pahys, Jr.

Keep Your Hands Off Our Stones

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

When people grow to love a certain big rock, they can get a little possessive. And if someone tries to move that rock, look out! Three cases currently making headlines illustrate that point. In Des Moines, Iowa, stands a 16-ton boulder with a plaque honoring the first Iowan to die in World War I. Last […]

Reluctant Pals of the Presidents

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Mindful of the upcoming election, we decided it was timely to revisit the National Presidential Wax Museum.

Grand Rapids Gets Second Bronze Boy Scout Prez

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Boy scout memorials often earn no merit badge for normalcy. The national one in Washington, DC, for example, features a scout flanked by scantily clad adults. Now we hear that Grand Rapids, Michigan, is erecting its second statue of President Gerald Ford as a boy scout. Ford continues to be America’s only Eagle Scout President. […]

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